29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Albi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Arles
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
La Rochelle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Saint-Malo
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Columbia

3
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Cenevieres and Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Forteresse de Najac and Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie. Explore Albi's surroundings by going to Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets), Collegiale Saint Chirstophe (in Sauveterre-de-Rouergue) and Chateau de Saint Martin Laguepie (in Saint Martin Laguepie). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Peyrelade, explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and examine the collection at Musee-Mine Departemental.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Albi day trip app .

Columbia, USA to Albi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Columbia to Albi due to the time zone difference. In August, Albi is little chillier than Columbia - with highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Collegiale Saint Chirstophe, Chateau de Cenevieres, Chateau de Peyrelade, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Chateau de Saint Martin Laguepie
Highlights from your plan
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateaux de Lastours and Château de Salses. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathar Castles and Cathedrale St-Just. Venture out of the city with trips to Paroisse Saint Nazaire (in Beziers), Domaine Boudau (in Rivesaltes) and Chateau de Puilaurens (in Lapradelle-Puilaurens). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center trip itinerary site .

Getting from Albi to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateaux de Lastours, Domaine Boudau, Paroisse Saint Nazaire, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Château de Salses
Highlights from your plan
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours
Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

1
night
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, then contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arles trip itinerary website .

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Arles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Highlights from your plan
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

2
nights
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. On the 29th (Thu), kick back and relax at Punta Spano, enjoy the sand and surf at Aregno Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get great views at Village abandonné d'Occi.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Calvi trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Arles to Calvi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Aregno
Highlights from your plan
Aregno Beach ©
Aregno Beach
Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi

2
nights
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then contemplate the long history of Le Chateau de Belves, and finally contemplate the long history of Cave Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bonaguil, take a stroll through Bastide Royale de Villerealais, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Calvi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle when traveling from Calvi in August, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Belves, Bastide Royale de Villerealais, Chateau de Beynac, Chateau de Bonaguil
Highlights from your plan
Habitations Troglodytiques ©
Habitations Troglodytiques
Chateau de Bonaguil ©
Chateau de Bonaguil
Le Chateau de Belves ©
Le Chateau de Belves

3
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Step off the beaten path and head to Clocher Observatoire and Association Hermione-La Fayette. Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont and Fort Louvois will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Rochelle: The Routes of Santiago de Compostela (in Saintes), Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle (in Saint Jean d'Angle) and Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a La Rochelle trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Association Hermione-La Fayette, Fort Louvois, Camino de Santiago, Clocher Observatoire, Phare des Baleines
Highlights from your plan
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Fort Louvois ©
Fort Louvois

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Remains Mulberry Harbour and Pointe du Hoc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Notre Dame Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Saint Catherine's Church (in Honfleur). There's much more to do: take in the history at Omaha Beach, examine the collection at Arromanches 360, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial of Caen, and contemplate the long history of Museum of the Battle of Normandy.

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Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Pointe du Hoc
Highlights from your plan
Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©

3
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau du Taureau and Abbaye de Beauport. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ploumanac'h LIghthouse and La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual. Change things up with these side-trips from Perros-Guirec: Ile de Batz (in Roscoff), Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h (in Plouezoc'h) and Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau (in Guimiliau). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Kerjean, don't miss a visit to Sentier des douaniers, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec holiday maker .

Drive from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Abbaye de Beauport, Ile de Batz, Chateau du Taureau, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport
Ploumanac'h LIghthouse ©
Ploumanac'h LIghthouse
Chateau du Taureau ©
Chateau du Taureau

5
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Visit Promenade du Clair de Lune and Phare du Cap Fréhel for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Fougeres and Fort La Latte. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Malo: Univers du Poete Ferrailleur (in Lizio), (Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf (in Monteneuf) and Cap Fréhel (in Saint-Brieuc). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, contemplate the long history of Malouiniere de la Ville-Bague, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Nick, and get to know the fascinating history of Chemin de Ronde.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint-Malo road trip planning website .

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plevenon, Cancale, Saint-Lunaire, Dinard, (Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf
Highlights from your plan
Phare du Cap Fréhel ©
Phare du Cap Fréhel
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Fort La Latte ©
Fort La Latte

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